"I begin with an idea ... and then it becomes something else"
~ Picasso

Saturday 29 February 2020

Cornwall colours and textures

We are almost done with February and I'm so glad to see the back of it.  Apart from one or two days it's been nothing but rain, hailstones, storms and news of Coronavirus spreading quickly round our beautiful Earth home!  And as I sit writing this now the rain is streaming down the window panes ...

I'm cosy indoors by the window looking through raindrops and I've had a lovely time going through photos, coming across work I had forgotten about.  At the moment, most of my art materials, fabrics, paints, sketchbooks and samples have been packed away in storage containers for over a year.  This house moving lark has been a long haul and I am going to be very excited to get it all out again.  No dates yet but soon - I hope!

I will have so many art projects and little works in progress to revisit.  So today I thought I would share some of the inspiration I find from my part of Cornwall, where I get my colours from and what inspires my textures.  I hope you may enjoy a few photos …

The last few photos are of recent textile work.  I've been enjoying working these very small hand stitched barnacles which I use with real shells, beads and little stitches on silk.  It's nice to be working on new things and I have more new work on my table which I hope to share soon.  Thank you for visiting me today.